8 Apr 2022 10:07

Aliyev briefs Erdogan on agreements reached in Brussels in EU-Azerbaijan-Armenia format

BAKU. April 8 (Interfax) - Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has discussed bilateral cooperation and ongoing normalization of Azerbaijani-Armenian relations with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Thursday, the Azerbaijani presidential press service said.

"President Aliyev called President Erdogan on April 7. The sides discussed the trilateral meeting held in Brussels on April 6 in the EU-Azerbaijan-Armenia format. President Aliyev commended the results," the press service said.

According to Aliyev, it was agreed at the talks to set up a working group, which will draft an Azerbaijani-Armenian peace treaty based on fundamental principles presented by Azerbaijan, such as mutual recognition of territorial integrity and renouncement of territorial claims.

"For his part, Erdogan expressed satisfaction with the results," the press service said.

The interlocutors noted that the conclusion of a peace treaty by Azerbaijan and Armenia and the reopening of transport and other communication routes will bring peace and stability to the region and will promote the development of countries in the region, it said.

"In addition, the heads of state exchanged views on various aspects of the allied relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey," the press service said.